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Have a healthy purpose in life
If I had to live my life again I would have made a rule to read some poetry
and listen to some music at least once a week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied could thus have been
kept active through use.-Charles Darwin
Have a healthy purpose in your life. Balance your time for work, goals,
recreation, and relaxation. Feed your soul with knowledge, read, walk, listen to music, dance and sing. Plan and
organise your work effectively.
Do not procrastinate
Do not put off what you have to do today. Many people would achieve far more in life
if they didn’t procrastinate so much. Set attainable goals as a commitment for you to achieve
Importance of setting goals
Set goals on what you want to be, what you want to do and what you want to have. Set
goals that are related to your personal life including friendships and relationships, your professional life
including work, education and professional ambitions, your spiritual life, your health including diet and fitness,
your family life and your financial affairs.
Avoid setting goals that are unrealistic and that is completely unattainable could
have a negative impact upon you. Write down your goals, give a time period for each goal, draw out a plan on how
the goal will be reached. Refer to your drawn out plan constantly to keep track of your progress.
Start your day with a positive theme
Have a positive theme everyday. Tell yourself - 'today I am going to be an
interesting person'; 'I am going to say hello to everyone I meet';'I am feeling happy today'; 'I am not going to
Be an optimist
Believe in yourself and your values. Don't sell out when things go wrong. Don't let
anything get you down; always bounce back up. Set goals for your future and never settle for anything less. Realize
that there are others in the world with much bigger problems than you.
Clarity in your goals
It is important to be clear about your goals. Your achievements and success is
largely determined by how clear you are about what you really want. Lack of clarity often leads to frustrations and
underachievements. Write your goals and review them frequently, the more you think about them, the clearer you will
be about them and subconsciously you will do more of the things that will help you achieve your goals.
How to set goals
- Make a list of goals ( eg; 10 goals )that you would want to
- Write your goals in present tense as if you have already achieved
- Pick out the one goal that will the most positive impact on your life when
you accomplished it.
- Set a deadline to achieve the goal
- List out what you can do to achieve your goal.
- Organise your list and place them in the order of priority
- Take action immediately starting from the most important thing you can do in
- Work towards accomplishing your goals , do something everyday that will lead
you toward the achievement of your goals.
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